Siemens partners with Arm to redefine design capabilities for complex electronic systems & accelerate the future of mobility

08 January 2020


The partnership brings together leading-edge integrated circuit (IC) methodologies, processes & tools to help the automotive supply chain solve design & verification challenges. Leveraging Arm automotive IP & software within Siemens’ PAVE360 digital twin environment enables collaboration and empowers automakers & suppliers to develop & validate differentiated safety enabled systems, ICs & software solutions in the context of the entire vehicle.

Siemens’ PAVE360, part of Siemens Digital Industries Software’s Xcelerator portfolio, helps automotive companies innovate and develop the complex electronic systems needed for today and tomorrow’s vehicles

Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced a partnership with global semiconductor IP leader, Arm that will bring leading edge IP, methodologies, processes and tools together to help automakers, integrators and suppliers collaborate, design and bring to market next-generation platforms much faster.

This partnership was formed to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the industry in developing platforms to realise active-safety, advanced driver assistance, in-vehicle infotainment, digital cockpits, vehicle-to-vehicle/vehicle-to-infrastructure and self-driving vehicles.

Key advances in computing and sensor technology are enabling companies to redefine mobility, beginning with the integrated circuits and software within automotive electronics systems. The combination of Siemens’ and Arm’s innovative technologies can help automakers and suppliers deliver tomorrow’s electronic design and automotive solutions, today.
Siemens’ PAVE360™ digital twin environment, featuring Arm IP, applies high-fidelity modelling techniques from sensors and ICs to vehicle dynamics and the environment within which a vehicle operates. Using Arm IP, including Arm Automotive Enhanced (AE) products with functional safety support, digital twin models can run entire software stacks providing early metrics of power and performance, while operating in the context of a high-fidelity model of the vehicle and its environment, helping deliver a new future of mobility.  
Developing future transportation solutions requires collaboration across complex ecosystems,” said Dipti Vachani, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Automotive & IoT Line of Business, Arm. “Arm technology has been deployed in applications across the whole vehicle for more than two decades, and our collaboration with Siemens redefines what is possible in terms of safety-capable, scalable heterogeneous compute. We see this as an important catalyst for the next wave of automotive semiconductor innovation.
Using Siemens’ PAVE360 with Arm automotive IP, automakers and suppliers can simulate and verify sub-system and system on chip (SoC) designs, and better understand how they perform within a vehicle design from the silicon level up, long before the vehicle is built. Arm’s automotive IP is helping to democratise the ability to create safety-enabled silicon, bringing it within reach of the entire automotive supply chain. By rethinking IC design for the automotive industry, manufacturers can consolidate electronic control units (ECUs), leading to thousands of dollars in savings per vehicle by reducing the number of circuit boards and metres of wire within the vehicle design. This in turn reduces vehicle weight which can promote longer range electric vehicles.
In all we do at Siemens, our goal is to provide transportation companies and suppliers the most comprehensive digital twin solutions, from the design and development of semiconductors, to advanced manufacturing and deployment of vehicles and services within cities,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, President & CEO at Siemens Digital Industries Software. “Siemens believes collaboration with Arm is a win for the entire industry. Carmakers, their suppliers, and IC design companies all can benefit from the collaboration, new methodologies and insight now sparking new innovations.
Siemens‘ PAVE360 platform will be demonstrated in the Siemens Mobility booth at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, January 7 – 10, 2020.  This demonstration of industry-leading technology will showcase Arm’s automotive IP and technology from Siemens, including Simcenter™ Prescan™ software, the Veloce™ hardware emulator and Simcenter™ Amesim™ software.
Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing and electronics design meet tomorrow. The Xcelerator portfolio helps companies of all sizes create and leverage digital twins that provide organizations with new insights, opportunities and levels of automation to drive innovation.

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